Written 1 day back – LK server had a how ever serious transmitting problem, was kicked out, but could save the words before...
Automatic notification "beamed" me to the Migration map & news topic! Very good idea to move the "BS tracks" there, Jo UK
! In fact, I only count 2/3 left GPS-tagged BS. In the meantime, for own interests,
I made an overview of tagged BS from the Birdmap
site. In Kotkaklubi's most active times for the BS, it have been 12 individuals. Regretfully I never managed to copy out the news from right side of the BM. The last incidents of disappearance - both in spring 2012- were with Leida
in Estonia after coming back (tagged in 2009), and Valdur
, who was missed since latest signals from Israel/Jordan borderland. He was tagged in 2008. In opposite, 2006 tagged Priidu
's signals still seem to work. Raivo, who really is a tagged "veteran" (2005) shows no transmission problems.
I admit I understand only little of the technology and its application in the plumage of birds, nor am I so much interested in details But I watched some docus about the Max Planck Institute/Ornithological station Radolfzell/Lake Constance and former leader the unique person of Prof Peter Berthold.
Hey! nice to hear of Māris Strazds in Latvia
! The hint to this international BS conference in France in 2012 came from macdoum
here some posts back...but didn't see until short time ago...Urmas
, as far as I know we didn't get any further info here about what the "results" were.
But doesn't matter - not sooo interesting for everyone if not being an Ornithologic professional...
I have tried to get familiar with this source for animal movements "Movebank" – nothing for beginners. But the movements of the young Latvian BS on the map is only to see with enormous maximizing – tiny red dots
, but to stress moves? For such large migration routes as expected of the BS, like a line shown in the Birdmap, would've been more helpful to amateurs like us.
But I'm looking forward to what we can see here the next months. A dangerous life, no question!
(EDIT today - the 3 BS are obviously moving more, each different but in distance to their tagging place.
Raivo has already reached the fishing ponds in Israel, Beit She'an territory. I don't know the plans of Carsten Rohde
for this autumn. I'm sure he'll get the info anyway, for he always enjoys to meet his "old friend" inmidst the flocks of BS... Mmm, the lack of BS prey this year in Estonia must be immense, it was to read of a "drought" earlier on LK mainpage, and a recent article by Marko Kübarsepp tells of predators rambling through empty brooks
I hope the system won't break down again by uploading NOW